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The acceleration in price growth is connected to the resumption of economic activity after lockdown, supply chain blockages, higher oil prices and Brexit. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Consumers in the Republic could be facing into a period of food price inflation with an increasing number of agri-food firms reporting a hike in costs(...)

More than 80 per cent of those surveyed said housing was a basic human right. Photograph: iStock

More than six out of 10 Irish people believe the right to housing should be enshrined in the State’s constitution, new research has found. The survey(...)

The Government is facing a furious backlash from publicans and restaurants over new regulations. File photograph: Eva Marie Uzcategui/Bloomberg

The Government is facing a furious backlash from publicans and restaurants over new regulations which require them to keep records of the meals ordere(...)

The german supermarkets were initially greeted with a mix of suspicion and confusion, which gradually gave way to acceptance, all while changing th(...)

Brexit bill: something that costs €50 to buy and have sent from an Amazon warehouse today could jump to more than €65 once third-country charges are totted up. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty

Rocketing prices, customs hold-ups, delivery delays, obstacles to returning unwanted purchases and a dramatic curtailment in the retail choices and ri(...)

There is little in the Vodafone/Amárach report on the digital divide that should come as a surprise to anyone who has been following the issues with t(...)

A budget boost would mean more disposable income for hard-pressed consumers. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

In 2012 the average Irish household had a disposable income – once rent or mortgages had been taken care of – of €1,516 a month, according to the Cent(...)

Hospitality and leisure businesses are among the strongest adopters of digital marketing (46 per cent), driven by the prevalence of online reviews wi(...)

Are you a broker, a trader, a hoarder or even a squanderer? Chances are that you fall into one of these four personality types - at least when it c(...)

An anticipated mass exodus from Ulster Bank last summer after its “technical glitch” never happened. Photograph: Frank Miller
Hard to say goodbye

Greedy or stupid bankers (or both) brought this country to its knees and the institutions continue to make fools of us by harassing distressed borrowe(...)

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